Transitioning Roles: What to Expect as a First-Time Teaching Assistant

With Lilla Marein, Doctoral Student, Economics; Micah Pyles, Doctoral Student, Sociology, and Erin Richards, Doctoral Student; CTL Lead Graduate Student Fellows 2020-2021

The goal of this workshop is to prepare you for your first time teaching at the college level. Its primary aim is to build your teaching confidence by providing practical advice for your first semester in the classroom. Key topics include: common mistakes and their solutions, best practices for effective teaching, and strategies for establishing professional authority in the classroom. This workshop includes a panel of current teaching assistants and graduate part-time instructors to answer participant questions

This workshop will take place remotely, via Zoom. You will need to be logged in to Zoom with your CU credentials to access this session. 

Slides will be shared with participants. Live captioning and ASL interpretation are available upon request. Email to request accommodations. We will attempt to fulfill all requests, but cannot guarantee requests made within 7 days of the event.

This session is part of the CTL’s Fall Intensive, an annual event supporting the development of graduate students as teaching scholars. The workshops are designed to help you teach at CU Boulder, begin your professional development in postsecondary education, and explore nonacademic job opportunities. While sessions are designed for graduate students, many are applicable to any educator new to CU Boulder and anyone is welcome at any event.

See a complete listing of Fall Intensive events here.

Dial-In Information

Zoom Meeting ID: 970 7416 0709

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 10:30am to 11:30am

Virtual Event
Event Type



Development & Training, Academic & Advising, Education


Students, Graduate Students, Postdoc

Center for Teaching & Learning
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